Answers From Our Bridgeport & Huntington, CT Orthodontists
Thank you for choosing us as your preferred Huntington and Bridgeport orthodontic practice. Our orthodontists believe that every patient deserves a perfect smile, and that it should be one of his or her best assets. Whether you are a parent of a young patient or an adult looking to improve your smile, Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics will use the treatment option that best fits your unique orthodontic needs and goals. One of our popular orthodontic treatments is Invisalign, which we offer for teens and adults.
If you are looking to straighten your teeth but want to avoid the look and feel of brackets and wires, Invisalign may be right for you. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign is a discreet way to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. We understand that you may have a number of questions regarding this form of treatment, which is why we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about Invisalign below:
A. You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.
A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.
A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.
A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
A. It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.
A. We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.
A. Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.
A. Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.
A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.
Should you have any questions about Invisalign that we have not already answered here, please feel free to contact our Bridgeport and Huntington, CT orthodontics offices during business hours and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. If you or a family member is interested in Invisalign treatment, please request an appointment with us. We hope to see you soon!
A. Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.